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4th October 2021  |  PAS/Legis-G-53/2021/2335

Resolution

To,

The Secretary to Government of Pakistan,

Ministry of Information, Broadcasting

and National Heritage,

ISLAMABAD.


The Chief Secretary to Government of Sindh,

KARACHI

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Information and Archives Department,

KARACHI.

 

The Secretary to Government of Sindh,

Inter-Provincial Coordination Department,

KARACHI

 

Subject:    RESOLUTION.

I am to state that the Provincial Assembly of Sindh in its sitting held on Friday, the 17th September, 2021 has passed the following Resolution moved by Mr. Saeed Ghani, Minister for Labour & Human Resources and Information, Sindh:

 

The House condemns the Federal Government’s proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Bill. The proposed PMDA appears to be endeavor by the Federal Government which reflects its anti-press and anti-freedom of the speech narrative. The Government attempts to place restrictions on free media and dissent in the name of regulating the media via introducing such regimes. The PMDA is aimed against the freedom of expression and press freedom as guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Once the PMDA is established, it will be a step towards hindering the media freedoms and taking control of the press by Federal Government. The bill is an attempt to control the digital and print media by a single entity i.e. PMDA irrespective of the fact that the two are separate in every respect. We condemn the closure of Media Gallery at National Assembly.

 

The House demands that the proposed bill be withdrawn forthwith so that the independence of media and press can be maintained.

 

 

(G.M.UMAR FAROOQ)

Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh

 

 

 

NO.PAS/LEGIS-G-53/2021/2335                KARACHI, THE 04th October, 2021.

 

A copy is forwarded for information to the:-

 

1.            Mr. Saeed Ghani, Minister for Labour & Human Resources and Information, Sindh.

2.            Principal Secretary to the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

3.            Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad.

4.            Secretary, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad.

5.            Secretary, National Assembly of Pakistan, Islamabad.

6.            Principal Secretary to Governor of Sindh, Karachi.

7.            Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Sindh, Karachi.

8.            Secretary (Implementation) Services, General Administration & Coordination Department, Government of Sindh.

9.            Secretary Provincial Assembly of Punjab/ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa/ Balochistan/ Legislative Assembly Azad Jamu & Kashmir/ Gilgit-Baltistan, Lahore, Peshawar,Quetta, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit-Baltistan.

10.          Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Karachi.

11.          Secretary to Government of Sindh, Law Department.

12.          Registrar, Sindh High Court, Karachi.

13.          Advocate General, Sindh, Karachi.

14.          Director, Press Information, Government of Sindh, Karachi.

15.          Head of Branches, Provincial Assembly of Sindh (All).

16.          Administrator (Automation), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

17.          Deputy Director (Research), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

18.          Staff Officer to Mr. Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

19.          Staff Officer to Madam Deputy Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

20.          P.S. to Ministers / Advisors/ Special Assistants to Chief Minister, Sindh.

21.          P.S. to Leader of Opposition, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

22.          Staff Officer to Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

23.          P.S. to Senior Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

24.          P.S. to Special Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

25.          P.A. to Additional Secretary (I&II), Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

 

 

 

 

 

(M.H.M.HASSAN SHAH)

Additional Secretary

Provincial Assembly of Sindh